Summer Games

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About Summer Games

This is Kind of a Big Deal

Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games in the largest event we run each year. Over 1500 athletes and Unified Partners and 1000 volunteers descend on the Harvard University Athletic Complex for three days of inclusion, sports and fun.

Get in the game and be a part of the marquee inclusive sports event in Massachusetts that will show the rest of the commonwealth what is possible when everyone is included.


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Relive Summer Games Week

The 2023 Summer Games proved that Special Olympics is BACK! To make sure everyone in Massachusetts knew about it, Summer Games was expanded to Summer Games Week. From June 5-11, Special Olympics Massachusetts and an incredible network of partners - corporate sponsors, law enforcement, schools, volunteers, and of course athletes and their families brought the spirit of Summer Games to communities across the state through Hall of Fame inductions, inclusive school sports, fundraisers, and of course a successful Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, brining the Flame of Hope into Harvard Stadium.

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There are so many ways to support inclusion through sports

01 | Get Involved

Sign up for updates and learn about other competitions in your area. Why wait for June, when you can get in the game today?

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02 | Volunteer

Be the first to know when Volunteer Opportunities are announced. By joining out volunteer newsletter, you’ll get updates on Summer Games and other volunteer opportunities that would interest you.


03 | Fundraise

Summer Games is put on at no cost to any participants. This includes housing, transportation, equipment, food, and venue space. Show your support by singing up for a fundraiser today.

Summer Games Memories

Summer Games Over The Years